Greentec partnering on Kolab Project to provide cannabis retailers with recycling bins for vape pens, cartridges and batteries
Auxly Cannabis Group, a consumer packaged goods company in the cannabis products market, is partnering with the electronic waste recycling leaders at Greentec to provide cannabis retailers with a free-of-charge solution for the recycling of vape pens, cartridges and batteries. This industry-wide sustainability effort is led by Kolab Project, the company's brand dedicated to providing cannabis products.
Kolab Project-branded e-waste recycling bins will initially be available in participating Spiritleaf and Superette stores later this summer, with more retailers joining the program in coming months. Bins will accept vapes, cartridges and batteries from all licensed producers.
"We are so proud to partner with Greentec - a leader in environmentally responsible e-waste recycling - to offer this important vape recycling solution to the entire industry," said Hugo Alves, CEO, Auxly. "Building on our introduction of 100% biodegradable vape and pre-roll-packaging, this Kolab Project vape hardware recycling initiative furthers our efforts to improve environmental stewardship within the cannabis industry, and we look forward to working with Canada's retail community and consumers to roll-out this program nationally."
"This partnership reflects our commitment to the circular economy, diverting vaping products from our landfills for proper recycling at the Greentec facility," said Tony Perrotta, President and CEO, Greentec. "By working directly with producers through this program, we ensure these materials are recycled to the highest health, safety and environmental standards."